Trimble is teaming with Cobalt, an IT asset disposition company, to provide Trimble’s fleet mobility customers with the ability to dispose of older onboard equipment in an environmentally-friendly way.
Through this effort, Trimble customers that upgrade to new devices in 2019 and 2020 will be able to ship the Trimble equipment they uninstalled back to Cobalt free of charge for safe and secure disposal of the hardware, recycling any components when possible.
“The ELD mandate and the sunset of 3G CDMA wireless networks mean that our customers and fleets throughout the industry are upgrading devices in their trucks,” said Rick Ochsendorf, general manager for Trimble’s Transportation Mobility Division. “Part of our mission is to make transportation greener and more efficient. Not only do our latest solutions allow customers to achieve this but we are committed to helping them remove older Trimble equipment in a way that benefits the environment as well.”
According to the EPA’s most recent statistics, the United States generated an annual total of 3.09 million tons of obsolete electronic products.
“We are excited and proud to work with Trimble on this important initiative,” said Joey Fojtik, chief executive of Cobalt. “We recognize the problem of electronic waste and look forward to assisting Trimble and its fleet customers in their sustainability efforts.”